We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Craftcation on their sixth annual business and makers conference happening April 27-30, 2017. Each year they gather up makers, artists, DIYers and creative business owners in the beach city of Ventura, California (just a little north of Los Angeles) to get away and learn new craft and business skills.
This year we helped them create tracks from the schedule of over 100 workshops and activities-- which was quite the feat because there are sooo many great sessions to choose from! Putting the tracks together showed me that there's something for everyone at Craftcation.
As I mentioned before, I am really excited about the "Think Tanks" we're hosting, which are versions of our peer-driven product and design roundtables. And we are SUPER excited to have the design geniuses at Aeolidia present at two of those. If you're going to Craftcation and need to work out ideas and problems, you'll want to make sure that you try to get to one of them!
If you are attending Craftcation, these tracks can help you plan your time there based on your interests. They aren't hard and fast by any means! But they are a great way to start thinking about your schedule instead of from scratch
If you aren't going to Craftcation but want to-- good news, registration is still open and you can register here! If you're a member of Academy of Handmade, you get a discount too (you've just got to go search for it in the forums). And if you aren't going this year, start saving up for 2018 because you won't want to miss it!
Creative business owners, we are here to address the subject many of you shy away from: promotion and sales! And not just selling your business, but confidently selling yourself as a business owner.
If you are going to Craftcation for a true craft vacation, these two tracks are for the novice or "renaissance" crafter and the more advanced crafter. If you're new you can explore a wide variety of crafts or if you are more advanced, we prepared a track where you can try crafts you've been meaning to or don't often have the chance to learn.
Looking to make things for YOU? Well, you're in luck. This track is all stuff you can pack in your suitcase home and enjoy your souvenirs from Craftcation at home!
If you tend toward crafting in bright, spirited and colorful ways, these classes have ways for you to boldly create.
I really do hope you will join us. And if you've already purchased your ticket, I can't wait to meet you!